What Is the Project-Based Section 8 Program?

The Project-Based Section 8 program provides affordable apartment communities that are owned by private landlords with a rental subsidy that helps pay the rent for low income tenants. Called the Total Tenant Payment (TTP), program tenants pay either 1) 10% of their monthly income (gross income minus exclusions), 2) 30% of their monthly adjusted income (gross income minus exclusions and deductions) or 3) a minimum rent of $25. The Project-Based Section 8 rental subsidy may be available for every unit in a property, or a select number of units in the apartment community.

Don’t confuse this with the Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) program, which is part of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. The PBV program is managed by a Public Housing Authority an offshoot of its Housing Choice Voucher program.

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